Israel Center

The Sinai Temple Israel Center was established to forge an ever stronger link between Los Angeles Jewry and Israel by providing programs and resources with an emphasis on education, culture, advocacy, and travel. The Israel Center aspires to enhance Israel’s image and standing in our community and across the United States.

LEARN MORE about the center & its 5 core pillars

Sinai Temple Israel Center Rabbinical School Fellowship:

The Sinai Temple Israel Center Rabbinical School Fellowship, created by Rabbi Erez Sherman, engages first and second year Rabbinical school students across denominations. Students will encounter an in depth study of the history of Israel and the theology of Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Druze, who call the country their home.

This 12-month fellowship provides the following opportunities:

  • Premier academic seminars with top scholars and international leaders
  • Sinai Temple Israel Center Fellowship mission to Israel
  • JNF National Conference
  • Financial stipend for time taken to learn more about Israel and Zionism and how it will shape their future Rabbinates
  • Access to America’s best Rabbis in the field
  • Plus, much more!

Click HERE to learn more and to complete an application.

David and Angella Nazarian Youth Leadership Program

Funded by generous Sinai Temple members Angella and David Nazarian, the Nazarian Youth Leadership Program was designed to instill a love of Israel into the hearts and minds of Sinai Temple teens.

The Nazarian Fellowship is a highly competitive and prestigious program, composed of Sinai Temple teens who demonstrate strong leadership skills and share a passion for developing ties between Israel and the Los Angeles Jewish community. Fellows are given unique opportunities to cultivate their leadership abilities and develop their voices as ambassadors for Sinai Temple, Israel and the greater Jewish community.

Want to learn more? Contact Atara Rush at [email protected] or 310-481-3232.

Organizational Partners

Sinai Temple’s Israel Center partners regularly on programs and initiatives with local, national, and international organizations including, but not limited to:

Jewish National Fund
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
American Friends of Israeli Navy Seals
Friends of Israeli Defense Forces
Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA
UCLA Hillel
Masorti Olami
World Zionist Congress


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